Apparel, Retail Merchandising & Design Course Descriptions
(NDSU Course Descriptions 2015-2016)

ADHM 101 - Beginning Apparel Construction (3 Credits)
Introduction to basic apparel assembly methods and use of a sewing machine

ADHM 151 - Design Fundamentals (3 Credits)
Study and application of elements and principles of design; two- and three-dimensional applications. Coreq: ADHM 160, ADHM 161. Prereq: Interior Design major. F, S

ADHM 155 - Apparel Construction & Fit (3 Credits)
Principles of apparel construction and analysis. Construction of a fitting sloper and two fashion garments. Prereq: ADHM 101. F

ADHM 171 - Fashion Dynamics
Introductory course tracing the development of fashion and its industry that includes consumer demand and fashion change, the development, production, and marketing of goods from concept to consumer, and their interrelationships. F

ADHM 181 - Aesthetic and Visual Analysis
Analysis of aesthetics and its application to apparel and textiles products, environment, and oneself. Prereq or Coreq: ADHM 150. S

ADHM 271 - Visual Merchandising & Promotion (3 Credits)
Principles, procedures and sources of information essential for marketing and promoting retail merchandise sales. Experience in planning, executing and evaluating promotion plans. Prereq: ADHM 150. S

ADHM 272 - Product Development (3 Credits)
Examination of issues and management strategies necessary to produce a competitively priced product. Understanding the role of technology in design, production, and marketing/sales of products. Prereq: ADHM 171, 181.

ADHM 310 - History of Fashion (3 Credits)
Historic view of the evolution of fashion in the Western world through time as it relates to political/sociological/economic change. F

ADHM 355 - Flat Pattern Design & Draping (3 Credits)
Developing original patterns through flat pattern design and draping for individual and commercial applications. Prereq: ADHM 155. S

ADHM 356 - Pattern Drafting & Grading (3 Credits)
Individual and commercial apparel patterns are created with the pattern drafting method. Grading, a system of making a range of sizes for a master pattern, is examined. Prereq: ADHM 155. S

ADHM 357 - Product Development: Designing Pants (3 Credits)
Fundamentals of drafting and fitting pants patterns for the human figure. A pants "sloper" will be created for a particular figure. The sloper will be used to design and construct pants. Prereq: ADHM 155.

ADHM 366 - Textiles (3 Credits)
Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, finishes, and dyestuffs related to selection, use, and maintenance of textile products. Coreq: ADHM 367. F

ADHM 367 - Textiles Laboratory (1 Credit)
Textile product characterization through the analysis of yarn type, fabric, construction, finishes, and dyestuffs; care procedures; simple identification of fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Coreq: ADHM 366. F

ADHM 370 - Sewn-Product Manufacturing & Analysis (3 Credits)
Analysis of the sewn-product manufacturing processes, governmental regulations, sourcing, and technology applications. Focus on evaluating products, quality, performance, and cost. Prereq: ADHM 366, 367 or departmental approval. S

ADHM 372 - Global Retailing (3 Credits)
Theoretical approach to management practices and marketing policies for retail soft goods in a complex and changing world market. Prereq: 2.5 cumulative GPA, junior standing and MRKT 320 or ADHM 171. Cross-listed with BUSN 372.

ADHM 385 - Global Fashion Economics (3 Credits)
Study of factors affecting production, distribution, and consumption of products in domestic and foreign textile and apparel industries. Prereq: ADHM 171 and ECON 105, 201, or 202. Recommended: junior standing. F

ADHM 401 - Convention and Meeting Planning (3 Credits)
The roles and responsibilities of professional meeting planners are examined. Planning or hosting a convention or meeting for a corporation, association, or special group. Emphasis on audio/visual equipment, room layout, and special requests. Prereq or Co-Req: ADHM 381 or ADHM 140 or 141 and junior standing. S

ADHM 410 - Dress in World Cultures (3 Credits)
Analysis of world dress as related to cultural, technological, aesthetic, and social patterns. Concepts illustrated through comparative studies of selected world cultures. F, S

ADHM 425 - Experiential Retailing (3 Credits)
Explore experiential retailing of products, services and experiences that encompass utilitarian and hedonic consumption. Apply strategies for planning, developing, and presenting products or services to create a total consumer experience. Prereq: ADHM 140 or ADHM 171 or MGMT 320 or MRKT 320.{Also offered for graduate credit - see ADHM 625.}

ADHM 455 - Advanced Apparel Assembly (3 Credits)
Application of principles and concepts of advanced apparel assembly to finished products. Prototype development and advanced dressmaking techniques applied to clothing for men, women, and children. Prereq: ADHM 155.

ADHM 470 - Retail Financial management & Control (4 Credits)
Study of retail planning, buying, control, and analysis as it relates to decision-making using computer simulation packages. Prereq: ADHM 171, CSCI 114 or 116, MGMT 320, MRKT 320 and ACCT 102. S

ADHM 481 - Capstone in Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design. 3 Credits.
Critically analyze and propose research-based solutions to problems related to apparel and textiles including production, distribution, and retailing of goods and services. Prereq: ADHM 250 or 385, ENGL 320, and COMM 216, 271, 308, 315 or 383 and at least junior standing. S

ADHM 485 - Global Consumer Analysis (3 Credits)
This course provides a comprehensive analysis of today's global consumers in the fashion industry by investigating personal differences and environmental influences. This course focuses on the exploration of diversity in the global fashion market and marketing strategies to deal with the diversity. Prereq: ADHM 171, ADHM 385 and PSYC 111. {Also offered for graduate credit - see ADHM 685.}.

ADHM 486 - Dress and Human Behavior (3 Credits)
Influence of dress and appearance on human behavior throughout the life cycle. F

ADHM 489 - Study Tour (1-3 Credits)
Faculty-directed tour to key fashion, design, tourism destinations, or business centers in the U.S. and abroad. Visits to off-campus destinations provide students contact with practicing professionals as they are exposed to the fast pace of a changing global industry. May be repeated. Prereq: ADHM 140 or 160, 171.

ADHM 491 - Seminar (Pre-internship) (1 Credit)

ADHM 496 - Field Experience (3-6 Credits)